Nafta Negotiations: What’s at Stake in the Second Round

By PRASHANT S. RAO September 1, 2017 Trade negotiators from Canada, Mexico and the United States resume discussions on Friday over the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The first round of the talks, which opened in Washington last...

Economic Scene: Labor Wants to Make Nafta Its Friend. Here’s the Problem.

August 22, 2017 Eduardo Porter ECONOMIC SCENE Can Nafta be re-engineered to raise workers’ wages? Organized labor thinks so. As the United States sets out to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada, union officials are pinning...

U.S. Begins Nafta Negotiations With Harsh Words

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM August 16, 2017 WASHINGTON — The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement is off to a rocky start. The Trump administration lectured Canada and Mexico on the failures of the current agreement at an opening news...

Mexico Agrees to Sugar Trade Deal, but U.S. Refiners Remain Unhappy

By ELISABETH MALKIN June 6, 2017 MEXICO CITY — Mexico agreed to demands from the United States to cut exports of refined sugar, striking a deal on Tuesday in a contentious trade negotiation that was closely watched as a prologue to talks on...

Sugar Talks May Hint at Trump Approach to U.S.-Mexico Trade

By ELISABETH MALKIN June 4, 2017 MEXICO CITY — The sugar barons of Florida, Alfonso and José Fanjul, have been equal-opportunity political donors for decades, showering largess on the campaigns of Democrats and Republicans alike to ensure that...

Trump Talks Tough on Trade, but His Team Is Treading Lightly

By ALAN RAPPEPORT June 1, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump has called the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal a “rape” of the United States. He has scolded Germany for being “very bad” on trade because it runs a surplus. And in...